Need to embed YouTube videos on your website? Did you know this has potential implications for GDPR? Did you know they can slow your website down? This little plugin fixes all that!
From time-to-time you’ll need your website to automatically send e-mails on your behalf. You can make this whole process more efficient by using a SMTP plugin.
All websites can be hacked. Simple as that. Get used to it. Although WordPress is pretty secure by default it makes sense to add a few extra layers of security if possible. Wordfence is probably the most popular security plugin available.
If you ever change the URL of a page on your website it’s important to redirect the old URL to the new address. This avoids search engine confusion. The Redirection plugin is a useful tool for this.
Modern websites need to be SSL-enabled. In other words the URL of your website needs to start with https:// instead of http://. The Really Simple SSL plugin makes this whole process easier.
You can normally obtain basic analytics data directly from your web host. However it’s useful to gather your own statistics about how many people are visiting your website. Koko is a great privacy-focused alternative to the market leader, Google Analytics.
Although most web hosts will backup your website for you, it’s important to perform your own website backups too. This is your ‘get out of jail free’ card if something goes horribly wrong. Don’t take backups for granted!
In part 2 of my video series about how to use spreadsheets I showed you some formula examples using absolute formulas ($ dollar sign in formulas). Here's the spreadsheet I used so you can have a play along.
Did you know you can take remote payments using iZettle? In this article I’m taking a look at the ‘Pay-by-Link’ feature. Is it any good and how can it benefit your business? This is great for businesses who are used to taking face-to-face payments who are rapidly evolving their business model to handle more remote ways of working. In this article I’ll step you through taking remote payments from customers.
The 2020 budget has been long awaited. Delayed due to Brexit shenanigans, scuppered by a general election, complicated by a change of chancellor and then almost entirely wiped out by a global pandemic, this has been a hard one to get across the line. Across the line it is and Rishi Sunak did an admirable job. So what does it all mean for you hard working self employed folk out there? Let’s find out!